Monday, October 24, 2011

Just Keeping It Real

I just wanted to let you know that I appreciated all of the comments on my room being so neat and clean. But, just to keep it real, this is what it really looks like when I am working on something. I usually don't have a vacant spot on my desk and I start to turn and put things on the computer desk beside me. So, don't be fooled by the cleanliness that you saw the day I finished moving the room. This is really what my creative chaos looks like. I am sure yours never looks like this. lol...Just trying to keep it real.


This is the Halloween card that I was working on that created that big mess. I printed the text pattern paper from a free online download from here. I cut it down to 5x7 which is the size of my card front. The chevron and black dot paper is from the Teresa Collins Haunted Hallows collection. I cut them into 1 inch strips and punched the dot one with a Martha Stewart craft punch. I then sewed the two together using a zig-zag stitch on my machine.

 
The 31 October is a sticker from the same TC pack. The witch face is a punch out from the kit that I inked the edges and pop dotted for added dimension. The bat is Tim Holtz grungeboard shape that I inked black and added black glitter while still wet. Once it was dried, I glued it to the center of a seam binding bow that I dyed black using Distress Stains. (I love this stuff!!!) And lastly, the Happy Halloween was stamped using the Studio Calico Label stamps and punched with the matching EK Success Label punch. I then stamped Happy Halloween from an old Purple Onion Designs seasonal stamp.
So, this is what I accomplished this weekend. One card and a huge mess to clean. hehe!! Ok, and a trip to Michael's and the start of another card. What did you get done?

11 comments:

Mary Pat Siehl said...

this is super cute! i so love halloween!

Becky said...

What a fantastic card! I love the feel of all those papers!

Jingle said...

This photo makes me happy! I love an active workspace and that card is FREAKING FABULOUS! So love it!!!

Margie H said...

Oh trust me - mine's worse!!! I have a dinning room table that is COVERED with SB supplies (note to self: clean before Thanksgiving! LOL!)!!

With that said your card is FABULOUS!!! Now isn't that mess worth this wonderful project?! LOL!! I think so!

Becky Brombley - Craft Jar said...

I am glad to see I'm not the only one who has a desk covered in things! I'm currently trying to find space in amongst it to type!! Great card too. Becky x

Mary Jo said...

I think that is how most of our work spaces look!
Sign of a true crafter :)
And your card is really fabulous!

Diane Payne said...

Oh, love the card! Fabulous!

Amy said...

The card is so fun! My scrap space looks worse right now! I worked on a Christmas mini this past weekend!

Sue Althouse said...

Clean or messy, I always love a peek at a scrap room! Great Halloween card, spooky and classy all at the same time!

Arlene said...

Love this card...such a great Halloween card. Your work is amazing, couldn't resist becoming a follower! Off to check out the rest of your blog. :)

Pam said...

Love this card. Great job! If it will make you feel better, my scrap space looks like that all the time. Became a follower too. :-)